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Belfast IT firm Novosco secures lucrative £10m housing association contract

Belfast IT firm Novosco has secured a lucrative £10 million contract with major UK housing association Notting Hill Housing. Pictured are managing director Patrick McAliskey (left) and Andrew Muir from Notting Hill Housing

A BELFAST IT firm has won a lucrative £10 million contract with a prestigious UK housing association.

Managed cloud provider Novosco has secured a deal with Notting Hill Housing, which manages nearly 32,000 properties across London and is building thousands more.

As part of the five-year deal, Novosco will provide a range of IT services, including service support and delivery, application management, ICT commodity services, and strategic planning.

Novosco has built considerable expertise in the housing association sector, working for organisations including Swan Housing in the south of England, Northwards Housing based in Manchester, and Radius, which has some 33,000 homes in Northern Ireland.

Notting Hill is the third of London's so-called G15 large housing associations that Novosco has secured as a client.

The five-year deal, which has the potential to be extended for a further two years, will commence after this summer.

Novosco managing director Patrick McAliskey said he was delighted to secure the major client.

“Notting Hill is one of the largest housing associations in London, and Novosco looks forward to providing it with an innovative service across a wide range of areas including service desk, security, and disaster recovery. Our team has unrivalled experience and expertise working in the sector, which has been a key factor in us securing the contract.”

Director of corporate services at Notting Hill Housing Andrew Muir added:

“With so many residents relying on us every day it is absolutely vital that our IT systems are efficient, stable and secure. For that reason, we look forward to working with Novosco, who have a proven track record in providing a high quality service to the housing sector and beyond.”

Novosco is a managed cloud provider with clients in the public, private and voluntary sectors across the UK and Ireland, including Premiership football teams, some of the UK's largest health trusts and many of Northern Ireland's top companies.

The company, headquartered in Belfast, employs almost 150 people and also has offices in Manchester, Dublin, and Cork.

Novosco is continuing to recruit for high-value roles in Belfast and recently invested over £1 million to more-than-double its space in the city,with its new offices located in the Concourse 3 building at Catalyst on Queens Road.

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